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. but tonight, the question will be what our esteemed analysts think about the future of the united states as we stand here at the end of 2009. we really have an extraordinary group of panelists. let me just share their introduction so everyone knows who they are. i have learned that people like introductions. certainly, i like it louise gives me that wonderful introduction. we will first hear from richard haas, counsel for relations, who has worked with two presidents. as council president, he has truly been an entrepreneurial leader. it has always been important, but richard has he brought many scholars and expertise and wide range of subjects. his most recent book is called a " war of necessity, war of joyce," -- "war of necessity, war of choice." glenn hubbard is no ordinary academic. he is dean of columbia business and a tenured professor of finance and economics at the columbia school of arts and sciences. he has worked for the treasury and as a consultant to the federal reserve bank, and recently he wrote a book called "healthy, wealthy, and wise -- five steps to better health care system
the united states safer and our troops are fighting people that were not fighting us for any, any ideological or reasons or any ties, or real ties toward the taliban or hatred of the west. the reaction i received trt state department was completely professional, it -- e i've actually received encouragement from the members of the state department and the members of the intelligent community and the members of the department of defense. i made people agree with me, but overall, even the folks that don't agree with me have been the -- they were nothing but professional and respectful for the last few months. >> we have seen your name in newspapers and the cable shows, you're a graduate of tufts university. share your background. >> sure, i graduated tufts in 1995 and i went to work for a couple of years after that, working in finance and publishing companies in boston and massachusetts and -- and basically was bored and so became an officer in the marine corps and became a combat engineer officer and was stationed throughout the united states as well as japan, including time in the pentagon. i
. this is a call to action. the humane society of the united states is promoting legislation that would prohibit interstate commerce of primates. it's already passed the house. you can help by passing the captive primate safety act. call your u.s. senators and tell them to pass this act. when it comes to primate exploitation, jack, i always say, follow the money. >> yeah, right. the primate exploitation has gone down a great, great deal ins last ten years. but you're correct in saying that this woman who owned the chimp, no doubt, obviously, she thought the chimp was probably hers. as the attorney just said, you don't want this to go to court. my accident with the lion was settled and i live with that every day of my life and i was in the business. but going back to the chimpanzee, it's a complicated creature and it should not be, however, in this bill, the logical part, which you know i've been doing it for 40 years. we do a tremendous job in the research and bredding of these tremendouses creatures. >> we'll agree to disagree. i agree with the humane society that i think we should pass the cap
enacted yet, the united states is acting aggressively to reduce emissions across a broad set of fronts. >> what will the secretary's role be at copenhagen? >> he's been eached as selling the message on energy efficiency and renewable energy initiates that the united states is taking. -- ininitiatives. there's $80 billion in the stimulus bill dedicated to renewables. he's going to make the case that even in the absence of legislation, this spending will reduce u.s. emissions. >> and joe hebert, you asked about india and china. what are you -- did you hear? >> i think the administration homes that if they can get india and china to commit to something and if they can show significant progress on that front in copenhagen it will help them come back in the spring and help them pass a bill in congress. one of the biggest criticisms that there is is why should we do something that's going to hurt us economically when china and independence ave, which are going to produce huge amounts of carbon dioxide are not doing single i think the administration, correctly or not, seems to think that it c
. those are things that are are unpopular. and he's a president of the united states being told by the military, mr. president, we can't defend those outposts and we need more people to do a countersurge insurgency. and i guess it these are correct and they puts 43,000 troops in, imagine the progressiveness, with the troops, if you don't advance health care. i think he'll find 10,000 and train the army because he's politically unsustainable with his base, if he puts in 43,000 troops and prosecutes afghanistan during a water with afghanistan as president, i think he'll have a democrat primary and that we'll have a substantial split mountain democrat party, if that's what he does. and i would argue this -- for our party, and the tensions between our kind of economic votes and our religious conservatives, the fact that the energy in republican party is about spending and deficit, if we're so inept we can't take these people and make them part of a new coalition, they we oughting to nothinged. the -- this are 24% of the people in this country who say they would likely vote for a thi
of the military, and of course loyalty to the united states. but i would say it was a good informational session. dollars does the military need greater latitude to restrict expression? >> we're getting deeply into this. it was reflected again today, some of the existing regulations and rules regarding extremism, out of other circumstances. there was a time during the 1990's when there was some evidence of white supremacist organizations -- let's put it this way. some evidence of members of the military, enlisted personnel, being members of white supremacist organizations, and in one case, in the vicinity of fort bragg -- i forget whether it was one two is listed soldiers who were actually involved in the racist murder of two african american people in that vicinity. i think it is a question of whether the wording in those regulation also covers what we're dealing with today, which is a very different kind of threat, the threat of islamist extremism. it happens to also be the enemy that we're fighting and is fighting us. to reach a conclusion about that, and the other question came out of our ho
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